Energy and construction
James is a Partner with over 15 years’ experience in corporate, commercial, oil and gas, estate, construction, and other areas of litigation. Has acted as lead counsel in numerous Trials and Appeals before all levels of courts in Alberta, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench.
James has been successful in obtaining numerous Anton Piller Orders and other pre-trial relief, including restrictive and mandatory injunctions. Has appeared before multiple tribunals, including the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
With extensive experience in energy litigation, James advises on contractual interpretation, joint venture agreements, operator’s duties, offset well clauses, rights of first refusal, facility ownership, royalties, and accounting disputes. He also acts for owners, general contractors and subcontracts in a variety of construction disputes, including builders’ lien claims, delay and deficiency claims, tender disputes, and other construction disputes.
James defends companies against prosecutions brought under Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. He also has experience representing personal representatives or beneficiaries in contentious matters involving wills, trusts, and the administration of estates.
Updated March 2022